A further step for stop seal massacre! Norwegian government voted to end subsidies for commercial sealing industry. Up to 80% of the income earned by Norwegian sealers came from these subsidies. The important decision follows a failed attempt by Norway and Canada to overturn the European Union ban for the trade of seal products at the World Trade Organization.
This significant step will save thousands of seals and sends an important message to the Canadian government, that even the strong supporters of the seal hunt are leaving this horrible industry.
In addition to the European Union, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mexico and Taiwan have ended some or all trade in products of seals.

Elisa Norelli
OIPA International Campaigns Director